Pre-start report and technical inspections in Almeria.
Date: Jan 22, 2017
Length: 0 km
Character: Pr-start inspections
The perfect weather on the Andalusian coast fueled the optimism of the 130 competitors about to embark on the epic race to Dakar. As the race tuned vehicles passed inspection the pilots expressed their high hopes of making it to the finish and placing high in the standings. The 2017 edition is truly a world class event with teams coming from Europe, Asia and Africa. The biggest team is fielded by the traditional participant Aventura Tuareg of Spain led by Intercontinental rally 2012 champion Manuel "Murchi" Garcia. Stage 1 takes place tomorrow followed by the Mediterranean crossing to Morocco. And we will bring you all the details on our website and social media.